In the old days, there was so much shame about being pregnant out of wedlock. Now, it’s such an antiquated notion, it’s almost preferable to be single and pregnant. Sometimes, a person might be in her 20s or 30s and even create a story that the father whose name is on her birth certificate is not her biological father, that she might well be the product of her mother’s dalliance with someone else because she bears a resemblance to that someone’s daughter by his legal wife. It’s a freewheeling ‘morality’ we’ve embraced.
In the case of rape, I understand how awful it must be to find out that one is pregnant. I get it. But how do these women justify handing the death penalty to a defenseless little person who happens to be flesh of their flesh and blood of their blood? We all have very difficult experiences in this life. She could have the baby, not lay eyes on him even once, sign his over to be adopted and leave the hospital. Nobody would scorn or shame her, no one would fault her. What is that baby killing enthusiasm about?!